Efficacy and safety of pregabalin for the treatment of chronic pruritus in Korea.
Summary of "Efficacy and safety of pregabalin for the treatment of chronic pruritus in Korea."
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Department of Dermatology, Pusan National University School of Medicine, and Biomedical Research Institute, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan, Korea.
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Name: The Journal of dermatology
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22568391
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1346-8138.2012.01572.x
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A histamine H1 receptor antagonist that is effective in the treatment of chronic urticaria, dermatitis, and histamine-mediated pruritus. Unlike its major metabolite CETIRIZINE, it does cause drowsiness. It is also effective as an antiemetic, for relief of anxiety and tension, and as a sedative.
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